“Crimes against nature” are prohibited.

A slingshot used to be classified by law as a deadly weapon.

All persons riding scooters must ride in single file.

2.58.030 Skating single file.

Persons operating scooters, in-line skates or roller skates shall operate such scooters and skates in a single file.

An ordinance forbids anyone to sing the song “It Ain’t Goin’ To Rain No Mo”.

Any person crippling, killing or in any way destroying a proud female dog that is running at large shall not be held liable for the damages due to such killing or destruction.

Any person who participates in a duel may not hold any public office in the state.

Constitution of the State of Tennessee

Article IX Disqualifications

Sec. 3. Duelists shall hold no office.

Any person who shall, after the adoption of this Constitution, fight a duel, or knowingly be the bearer of a challenge to fight a duel, or send or accept a challenge for that purpose, or be an aider or [...]

Anyone rollerblading may not tie his or herself to a moving vehicle on a highway.

12.58.080 Clinging to vehicles.

A person operating a scooter, in-line skates or roller skates shall not attach the same or himself to any moving vehicle upon the roadway.

Bar owners may not let patrons make loud, unusual noises.

8-105 Prohibited conduct or activities by beer permit holders

It shall be unlawful for any beer permit holder to:

(1) Allow any loud, unusual, or obnoxious noises to emanate from his premises.

(Ord. #78, Jan. 1991, modified)

Driving is not to be done while asleep.

Giving and receiving oral sex is still prohibited by law.

Hollow logs may not be sold.

Hollow logs may not be sold.

Illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.

In front of their buildings, all businesses must have a “hitching post.

Interracial marriages are illegal.

Constitution of Tennessee Article XI: Miscellaneous Provisions: Section 14

The intermarriage of white persons with negroes, mulattoes, or persons of mixed blood, descended from a negro to the third generation inclusive of their living together as man and wife in this State is prohibited. The legislature shall enforce this section by appropriate legislation.

It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.

It is illegal to dare a child to purchase a beer.

39-15-404. Enticing a child to purchase alcoholic beverages – Purchasing of alcoholic beverages for child.

(a) Except as provided in § 39-15-413: (1) It is an offense for a person to persuade, entice, or send, any child under twenty-one (21) years of age to any place where whiskey, brandy, rum, gin, wine, beer, ale, or [...]

It is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners.

It is also illegal to take unfinished pie home. All pie must be eaten on the premises.

It is illegal to place tacks on a highway.

55-8-170. Putting glass, nails and other substances on highway prohibited – Penalty.

(a) No person shall throw or deposit upon any highway any glass bottle, glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal or vehicle upon such highway.

(b) Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped [...]

It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.

It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

It is legal to gather and consume roadkill.

It’s illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM

Males may not be sexually aroused in public.

Ministers are to be dedicated to God and therefore are not eligible to hold a seat in either House of the Legislature.

Constitution of the State of Tennessee

Article IX Disqualifications

Sections 1 Ineligibility of ministers and priests to seats in legislature.

Whereas Ministers of the Gospel are by their profession, dedicated to God and the care of souls, and ought not to be diverted from the great duties of their functions; therefore, no Minister of the [...]